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Gourdough's

Donut Shop$$$$
Bouldin Creek, Austin
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  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 28, 2012
    With baked goods as unique as Austin itself, this little specialty shop doles out some of the most lavish and indulgent doughnuts you may ever encounter. We recommend the PB&J and the Mother Clucker.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 19, 2013
    If you have a taste for wacky sweets, you must be one of the legions of fans of these off-the-wall doughnuts, featuring fillings and toppings from crushed candy bars to fried chicken strips and bacon. Read more
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19, 2016
    Gigantic donuts drowned in sauce and toppings. One of the best things I've ever tried. Do opt for the ones with a cream cheese icing and not the chocolate icing because it can get really sweet.
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzApril 3, 2015
    Just please try with everything, for me, my favorites, Black Out it's a chocolate bomb, Funky Monkey if you live bananas, and for something more classic try the incredible PB & J
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangNovember 3, 2014
    In the North doughnuts are considered breakfast food; not so in Austin, where doughnuts are clearly dessert! Can't decide? Order the Miss Shortcake and Naughty and Nice and wait for a sugar rush!
  • Julia L.
    Julia LovettFebruary 18, 2014
    Scrumptious! We had the pb&j, Elvis, and granny and they were all out of this world. So many fancy donut spots focus on fillings, but I love that they focus on toppings for a perfect yeast donut!
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 8, 2015
    Ah-MAZING. Granny's pie is so delicious! Can't wait to try the other flavors. The food truck is cute and quirky, be prepared for a little bit of a wait usually.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27, 2016
    This Austin-based food truck sells its top-notch treats from a vintage trailer. The toppings include everything from jalapeño and grilled strawberries to fried chicken strips. Read more
  • Orion
    OrionMarch 29, 2012
    These doughnuts are delicious, though sweet-tooth-slayingly huge. Come w/ friends so you can get multiple types and split.Also, you will need at least $5 in cash to… (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    Best food truck ever! My absolute favorite is the Funky Monkey--grilled bananas, cream cheese icing with brown sugar. It costs only $4.50. Add a scoop of ice cream for $1 more!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    Sugar overload, but delicious! If you love sweets, get one for yourself, if not pick one to share. Bring a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 5, 2012
    Gordough’s offers handmade donuts fried to order and smothered with funky toppings. Try a Mother clucker – a massive donut topped with Cajun coated chicken strips and honey butter.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    Order the Slow Burn (habanero pepper jelly, cream cheese topping) or the Flying Pig (bacon, maple syrup icing) — and a wheelbarrow to help you back to your car.
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    This place is RIDICULOUS. The Slow Burn (habanero jelly and cream cheese icing) was amazing. I seriously thought about ordering everything. I still dream about this place. - Kellie, Community Manager
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Gourdoughs is famous for the most delicious donuts in Austin. The toppings and fillings are pretty heavy, so I would recommend splitting a donut if you don't want a stomach ache!
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkFebruary 18, 2015
    the huge donuts are more like a meal. ordered son of a peach per rec and was not disappointed by the crispy donut topped with sweet creaminess.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 19, 2013
    Another late night dessert and drinking spot, choose from a huge selection of doughnuts piled high with a variety of toppings
  • James B.
    James BatesNovember 14, 2016
    The freshest and most delicious donuts ever, made and topped to order. Try the heavenly hash.
  • Brooklyn United
    Brooklyn UnitedMarch 4, 2013
    Want to know why you're paying about $5 for a donut from this trailer? Because these aren't just donuts—they're fried pieces of heaven, available in a dizzying array of flavor combinations.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LNovember 12, 2014
    Miss Shortcake is melt in your mouth good! Loaded with lots of strawberries too!!
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 11, 2014
    There's nothing precious or subtle about Gourdough's. These are big, sweet and in your face doughnuts. You'll wish you were hungrier. Try the Cherry Bomb.
  • Roaming Gnome
    Roaming GnomeMarch 11, 2014
    Here you can cross ‘eat a donut the size of your head’ off your bucket list. Scarf down the Fat Elvis, it has peanut butter and bacon on it, mmmmmm...
  • Austin American-Statesman
    The 25 or so varieties come filled with cream, dusted with cinnamon, dressed with habanero jelly and rolled in coconut. Try the Flying Pig (bacon doughnut!). Read more
  • Eliot P.
    Eliot PardoFebruary 17, 2015
    The funky monkey & dirty harry dessert doughnuts are great. I can't wait to come back & try the savory doughnut items!
  • Monica F.
    Monica FaberFebruary 8, 2014
    Amazing unique gourmet donuts. Be sure to bring a friend. Definately a stop on my next trip to Austin.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 16, 2015
    Awesome food truck with very delicious yet unhealthy fat bombs. Get the mother clucker
  • James D.
    James DiotteJune 27, 2016
    The donuts were just perfect, crispy and hot on the outside and soft inside. Can't go wrong with anything here.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HintonJanuary 25, 2016
    These doughnuts are huge - and a meal in themselves. If it's busy, it can take quite some time before your order turns up.
  • Syntax
    SyntaxDecember 18, 2014
    So far my favorite is the mother clucker. Never had anything like it. But it's a heartattack waiting to happen.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaMay 9, 2015
    The Elvis is amazing. Just don't think about how many miles you'll have to run to burn the calories...
  • Ivonne G.
    Ivonne GonzalezSeptember 14, 2014
    I tried 3 but the funky monkey was my favorite. Bring someone to share with.
  • Sheyla C.
    Sheyla ConcepcionOctober 15, 2015
    The donuts are HUGE. I had the Miss Shortcake but the Funky Monkey is pretty famous.
  • Erin H.
    Erin HallFebruary 25, 2015
    So awesome, I don't recommend creating your own--trust the people, my creation was not nearly as good as their choices.
  • Alfonso M.
    Alfonso MendozaJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just had the Carney! My mind just melted! Delicious treat! Definitely will be back to try some more!
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZamoraFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Haven't been in almost 2 years.. It took about that long to work off the donut from back then.. Can't go wrong with it, just don't go if you're not ready for a spike in your heart rate
  • Kavya P.
    Kavya PernankilMarch 13, 2013
    The cherry bomb was my favorite! Fresh tart cherrys are a great complement to the super sweet frosting!
  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 21, 2016
    The donuts are HUGE but delicious. The strawberry shortcake was perfect.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The flying pig is the best donut in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Tim J.
    Tim JulienFebruary 17, 2015
    absurdly delicious donuts - one is often enough for two people.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinFebruary 8, 2015
    PB&J must stand for Pure Bliss and Joy because it's amazing. I considered making myself throw up so I could experience it again.
  • chris c.
    chris campApril 4, 2013
    on a hot day, bring a lawn chair and a beach umbrella. you'll be waiting awhile and you won't be able to hide from that sun.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JazdzewskiAugust 27, 2011
    Ridiculously long wait on Friday/Saturday night (Like over an hour!), but worth it.Take a walk, eat at another food cart, or hang out at a picnic table while you wait. The milk is warmish- ewww!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MelnickMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Blue Balls, to no surprise, is a bunch if donut holes! Fantastic if you love lots of frosting.
  • Shilpa N.
    Shilpa NicodemusMay 12, 2013
    Sara's joy was a bit too much for me but still tasty. I think next time I'll get it without the coconut filling.
  • Michelle W.
    Try the The Pudding ,Cream Filled Cream Cheese Icing , bananas - It's pudding its cake It's a donuts Omg ;)
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WilliamsSeptember 1, 2012
    Go with a friend and go halvsies on the doughnuts-- there are just too many good ones( personal fav: Funky Monkey)
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonNovember 5, 2015
    My fav is Son of a Peach. But I'm going to try them all someday. Love this place.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HanMarch 6, 2016
    Late night donuts with fatty toppings... Mother clucker that has chicken strips = two thumps uuppp!!!
  • Obi
    ObiJuly 7, 2014
    These donuts are massively OVERRATED. The actual doughnut itself, minus all the fixins, is bland at best. Your best bet is to smother it in sugary ingredients to drown out it's averageness.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LJanuary 4, 2015
    The Carney is covered in Apple pie topping, peanuts and caramel so good!
  • Javi T.
    Javi TrujilloJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget Round Rock Donuts! Gourdough's is the best! Try the Miss Shortcake or the Flying Pig!7
  • Doug M.
    Doug MAugust 16, 2011
    Try the Cream Cheeze one with Strawberries and Icing. And make sure u have enough Tums on hand afterwards.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuMarch 23, 2011
    The ODB cream-filled doughnut holes rolled in coconut shreds are perfect and more shareable than the regular doughnuts.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinApril 2, 2012
    Take a friend so you can try two kinds! Make at least one of them The Flying Pig.
  • Zach S.
    Zach SteinerSeptember 6, 2015
    Mother clucker was the winner. House made fried chicken and honey butter!
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RookerNovember 15, 2014
    So it would take years to eat everything excellent here, start with the bacon donut creations first
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 8, 2012
    Big. Fat. Donuts. Had the funky monkey and 'twas delicious. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jorge R.
    Jorge R.November 24, 2014
    What isn't good!?!? Just be ready to run afterwards to work off the awesome calories.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrejchaFebruary 18, 2013
    Everything is amazing. Naughty and nice is delicious. Flying pig is glorious.
  • Jaysyn L.
    Jaysyn LongoriaJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Flying Pig had way more bacon than I expected but was pretty tasty. The real crowning glory here is the PB&J. Try it, it will change your life!!
  • Mallory A.
    Mallory ArmstrongFebruary 11, 2012
    Make sure to bring cash. Great menu and options to make your own doughnut magic!
  • Shilpa N.
    Shilpa NicodemusMay 12, 2013
    Husband got the funky monkey and added grilled strawberries. It was very very good.
  • Marry A.
    Marry AwadAugust 12, 2014
    An awesome collection of flavors full of twists and turns! The heavenly hash was phenomenal!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BarberSeptember 29, 2013
    The Heath donut is amazing! The Blue Balls are also delish!
  • Melon L.
    Melon LSeptember 7, 2015
    Quite disorganized. It's a good idea to check to see what's available before you spend 30 minutes in line waiting only to find that your top 2 options are unavailable. 😒
  • Mary N.
    Mary NationsSeptember 17, 2012
    Flying Pig is unbelievable. Slow Burn is good and had Sara's Joy, but Flying Pig is where it is at!!!!
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Heavenly Hash is heavenly....when they actually have marshmallow cream. They've been out of it the past 2 times I've been here.
  • emily c.
    emily chenAugust 31, 2014
    I love austin, don't get me wrong but this is the slowest moving donut line. Expect 40 min wait in line then another 20 for your donut. #northeasterndoesthesouth
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WienMarch 3, 2012
    Try the The Flying Pig Donut: Bacon with Maple Icing - OMG this thing is awesome
  • Raquel C.
    Raquel CainJune 7, 2013
    Great doughnuts, as long as you don't mind dour faced, attitudinal service.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LJanuary 4, 2015
    Sara's Joy is great love coconut and chocolate combo
  • Tri T.
    Tri TranOctober 24, 2010
    Order is made when u place it but quite a wait but definitely worth the wait...Miss Shortcake was awesome!
  • Globetrottergirls D.
    Globetrottergirls DaniAugust 17, 2016
    Be careful when you go here: you might get addicted.
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia Del RosarioJanuary 5, 2011
    Try the funky monkey donut. This trailer has been featured on TLC, Anthony bourdain. Offensively delicious!!!!
  • Thomas D.
    I really enjoyed their burger. The doughnuts is a great touch.
  • Shina R.
    Shina RaeMarch 20, 2012
    Order 2 donuts between 2 people it was way tooooo much. But sooo good!
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReizOctober 29, 2011
    Try the Blue Berry Donuts. Their pretty good and very sweet.
  • Stewart S.
    Stewart SmithsonMay 22, 2011
    Mamas cake or ODBs. Even though you really can't go wrong here getting any of them
  • T V.
    T VoNovember 14, 2010
    Best of both worlds. Get the flying pig and add chicken tenders on top for a dollar!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RichterMarch 7, 2013
    Don't believe the locals when they say its only a few blocks south of downtown!
  • Kirstie H.
    Kirstie HessOctober 6, 2012
    Their cream cheese icing is amazing! Ask for it instead of marshmallow on the heavenly hash.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LNovember 12, 2014
    Flying pig doughnut has bacon and maple icing.
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LobonNovember 1, 2011
    Porky's is some unholy mix of bacon cream cheese and all that is good in the world!
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaJune 22, 2015
    Ship all the crazy toppings. Get real fruits on top and sauce on the side
  • Kacie k.
    Kacie kinzerJanuary 20, 2016
    Bring a carton of milk, you'll want it with your donut!
  • Allison L.
    Allison LNovember 12, 2014
    By far the best doughnut in my life!!
  • Danielle O.
    Danielle OrangeApril 27, 2016
    Fried chicken donut with honey butter will change you.
  • Heather K.
    Heather KallasApril 9, 2013
    A lil bit of Sara's Joy can go a LONG way :D
  • Erica J.
    Erica JacksonJune 19, 2016
    Order the donut pudding with a tall glass of milk. 😋
  • Jen S.
    Jen SimarMay 27, 2011
    I always hate myself a little after eating here but it's RIDICULOUS. All of them are delicious.
  • Karl R.
    Karl RosaenApril 10, 2016
    Cooks hadn't showed when I stopped by at 9am on Sunday 😕
  • Dan G.
    Dan GladwellOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Every donut is fried to order - takes a little longer, but they're AMAZING!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FergusonFebruary 24, 2012
    Try the Flying Pig - This is how they make donuts in Texas!!!!! Mmmmmmm.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinFebruary 19, 2015
    FLYING PIG! delicious doughnuts.
  • Michelle W.
    Try the Naughty & Nice - Warm so good
  • Karla F.
    Karla FrancoFebruary 15, 2013
    Awesome, Funky Monkey is a must!
  • Santi C.
    Santi CabezaSeptember 6, 2012
    Big.Fat.Donuts. Try the Mama's Cake!
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornMay 29, 2011
    Try the Flying Pig Donut: Bacon With Maple Syrup Icing
  • Anuradha Y.
    Anuradha YusufJuly 31, 2011
    omg!! The shortcake, puddin', mama's cake were all uhhhhmaayzing!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MarquezAugust 23, 2014
    Fried chicken doughnuts (mother clucker) are amaze.
  • Manuel R.
    Manuel Rivero BApril 15, 2014
    Estas donas son el sueño más salvaje de Homero Simpson! Simplemente increíbles. Sí estás en Austin, tienes que ir...
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